Week 7: New Courses and Tallinn, Estonia!

Hello readers! This semester I am taking two new courses that I am quite excited about. The first one is Customer Experience/Relationship Management, which examines key touch points that encourages customer interactions that a company must meet in order to exceed their satisfaction and expectations. The second I have signed up for is Gender and Diversity at Work, which discuss key issues that must be brought up within the workforce in order to achieve equality. The course encourages us to research these issues within different industries and the imbalances they cause within hiring processes, day-to-day work, and overall representation. I excited to expand my knowledge on these particular subjects!

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Aalto University School of Business

Now, enough of school work 😉 This weekend I took a weekend trip to Tallinn, Estonia! I took a 3-hour ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn. On the ferry there were multiple bars, live singing and comedy entertainment along with some shopping. All the Finns go to Tallinn because of their cheap liquor so naturally we had to buy some wine. The Finns were right! It’s not significantly cheap but enough for me purchase a few bottles! We arrived late night in Tallinn that day so we just went to our hotel in Old Town and went to sleep.

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The next day in Tallinn, we attended a Tallinn Free City Tour, which was all right. The lady was mostly informative which was good however; the tour was not as exciting as the one’s in Stockholm. Anyways, we visited the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Tallinn Tower Hall, St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Nicholas’ Church, and Pikk Hermann.

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

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Then we went to lunch at Vegan Restoran V for lunch. We had a delicious three-course meal with complementary wines. For starters we had bread with some mixed olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and a selection of spreads with garlic ciabatta. Then for mains we I had black bean pasta with fried tofu, pesto, broccoli and vegetables, and spicy tofu with vegetable quinoa and tomoto coconut sauce. And finally, for dessert I had a chocolate orange mousse with strawberry chilli sauce. This meal definitely goes into one of the best meals I have ever had! Hence the long explanation 😉

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After lunch, I walked around old town and the main city to explore what this city has to offer. I ran into a little chimney cleaner and black ghost!

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Sunday in Tallinn included more fine dinning and walking wandering around different districts within Tallinn. We went to a district about a 20 minute walk from old town where the streets were still full of snow and the art was enticing. We went to a few markets before deciding to eat at this very hipster brewery style restaurant. Again, my meal was so delicious. After lunch we had some coffee and cake back in town before we headed back to our awaiting ship.

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I can’t wait to go back to Tallinn, Estonia for the dreaminess of city and the amazing food!

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